26 Jan Sexual Assaults
Charged With Sexual Assault? Let Top Toronto Lawyer Robb MacDonald Help.
Robb has won Sexual Assault cases and had his clients acquitted in front of Ontario Court judges and in front of Superior Court juries.
Though its rare to have sexual assault charges dropped completely, Robb has been successful in doing so. In the recent case of R v. Khalandarzada, Robb’s client was charged with sexually assaulting a stranger. The sexual assault was said to have taken place after Mr. Khalandarzada entered into the privacy of the stranger’s home. In the face of strong Crown evidence, Robb was able to negotiate with the Crown Attorney’s office in order to have all sexual assault charges withdrawn against his client.
In R v. Olascoaga, the accused was charged with sexual assault involving allegations of non-consensual sex taking place at a party in a residential setting. Because the accused was a Mexican national (and a flight risk) he was denied bail and had to wait in custody for upwards of a year. At trial, Robb exposed inconsistencies and significant credibility issues with the complainant’s testimony. Through cross examination, it became apparent that the complainant may have had a personal motive to fabricate the allegations. After a lengthy trial that spanned three months, the accused was acquitted of all charges.
“Sexual assault” under the Criminal Code can encompass some of the most horrendous crime. Such allegations can carry with them a devastating stigma for the Accused. That said, many innocent people have faced allegations relating to sexual assault. Defence Counsel must carefully interview clients who face these charges in order to determine what valid defences may exist. The Accused must then work with his lawyer to defend the allegations. An acquittal is the first step to repairing one’s reputation.